Society & Culture

How to Inspire (Side A)

podcast May 11, 2021

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“How do you keep a despondent person alive?”—Dave Chappelle

Hosted by: Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, and Dave Chappelle

Featuring, in order of appearance: Radio Rahim, Mo Amer, Chris Rock, Donnell Rawlings, Jarobi White, and Questlove

Contains audio clips featuring Robin Williams and Richard Pryor, and music from Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin, Robert Glasper, The Roots, and Stevie Wonder. 

Recorded in Ohio, Summer 2020

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Executive Produced by Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, Dave Chappelle, Noah Gersh, Jamie Schefman, Nick Panama, Kenzi Wilbur, and Miles Hodges

Produced by Noah Gersh and Jamie Schefman for SALT

Production Manager: Liz LeMay

Recording Engineer: Federico Lopez

Recording Engineer: Adrián Bruque for NPND

Assistant Editors: Danny Carissimi and Noah Kowalski 

Senior Sound Designer: Russell Topal

Script Supervisor: Sam Beasley

Mixer: Jordan Galvan

Podcast Artwork: Rachel Eck

Still Photography: Mathieu Bitton

The Midnight Miracle is a Luminary Original Podcast in partnership with Pilot Boy Productions and SALT.

Special thanks to Paul Adongo, Cipriano Beredo, Elaine Chappelle, Ivy Davy, Rikki Hughes, Kyle Ranson-Walsh, Sina Sadighi, Mark Silverstein, and Carla Sims.

Photography made available courtesy of Pilot Boy Productions, Inc. Copyright © 2021 by Pilot Boy Productions, Inc., all rights reserved.

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